The Earrings of Madame De…
Location: Bartos Screening Room
Dir. Max Ophüls. 1953, 105 mins. 35mm. With Charles Boyer, Danielle Darrieux, Vittorio De Sica. Max Ophüls, the German-born director who fled to France in 1933, was Kubrick’s favorite filmmaker, and The Earrings of Madame De…, a fin de siecle love triangle whose plot revolves around a pair of earrings sold by an aristocratic woman who received them from her husband, was reportedly his favorite film. Kubrick admired the elegance and the fluid, nonstop camera movements of Ophüls’s films.